Month: August 2018

Bio Fuel

U.S. Refiners Flag Critical Flaws in EPA’s Proposal for Biofuel Volumes

Since the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) was enacted, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has had the difficult responsibility of implementing a broken and unworkable biofuel blending program. Recently, EPA proposed renewable fuel volume standards for 2019 and biomass-based diesel volumes for...

/ August 31, 2018

Ensuring Fuel Supply During Hurricane Lane

As Hurricane Lane, currently a Category 2 storm, makes its way towards Hawaii, our priority today is supporting Par Pacific Holdings, which is temporarily shutting down its 93,500 barrel per day refinery in Kapolei, on the island of Oahu, to...

/ August 24, 2018

The true legacy of biodiesel mandates: higher costs and higher imports

Much of the focus within the Renewable Fuel Standard is on corn ethanol and the 15-billion-gallon conventional biofuel mandate. But less critically examined in this policy administered by the Environmental Protection Agency is the mandate for advanced biofuels, including biodiesel...

/ August 17, 2018

Experts Agree: Steel Tariffs Will Hurt U.S. Trade

The American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) has expressed concern about the impact that steel and aluminum tariffs would have on prices at the pump, infrastructure investment and jobs. Measures limiting the free flow of energy trade lead to inefficiencies...

/ August 9, 2018